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Magnums & Fire Relief – Last Call for Wine Gifting

100% of Magnum proceeds go to Fire Relief

Don’t forget… Order by December 12th for Wine Gifting and Holiday Shipping!

‘Tis the season for giving!
We’d love to deliver good cheer from our vineyard to your Holiday table! And we’ve got Magnums to make your celebrations big and festive! 100% of the proceeds from Magnum sales will be donated to North Bay Fire Relief to assist fire victims and to aid relief efforts after the devastating Northern California firestorms.

How the Grinch will NOT be stealing Christmas this year…
Who’d want a Grinch-heart two sizes too small? When a Magnum is big, with wine plenty for all!
And that big stunning bottle at your Holiday Feast? It’s surely more elegant than any Roast Beast!
Fine Wine and Goodwill are two worthy prizes… And in giving, we’ll find that our hearts grow three sizes!
With Fire Relief Aid, we’ll show that we stand, both heart to heart, and hand in hand.

New Release!
We are delighted to announce the much anticipated release of our 2014 House Creek Chardonnay, 2012 Patience Cabernet Sauvignon and 2012 Liquid Twitter Cabernet Sauvignon. You’re going to love them!

Wine gifting is fun and easy!
And we’ll make it extra convenient and super special by including a gift tag or handwritten letterpress note with your gift! You can order online or drop us a note with your requests or wishes.

Order by December 12th for Wine Gifting and Holiday Shipping!
Visit us online to view your allocation and holiday pricing including 50% off ground shipping for six or more bottles to a single destination!

Grateful!
We are ever grateful to CalFire, First Responders, Firefighters, Volunteers, Neighbors and everyone else who fought so hard to save our beautiful Northern California communities! And we are grateful to all our Mailing List customers for supporting our wine country communities and local economy now as we rebuild… Drink California wines! Cheers!

Drink it! Share it! Gift it!

Peace on earth.
Grable Vineyards

Letterpress Note and Gift Tags

 

 

 

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Holiday Wine Release & Fire Relief

100% of Magnum proceeds go to Fire Relief

December 2017

‘Tis the season for giving!
We’d love to deliver good cheer from our vineyard to your Holiday table! And we’ve got Magnums to make your celebrations big and festive! 100% of the proceeds from Magnum sales will be donated to North Bay Fire Relief to assist fire victims and to aid relief efforts after the devastating Northern California firestorms.

How the Grinch will NOT be stealing Christmas this year…
Who’d want a Grinch-heart two sizes too small? When a Magnum is big, with wine plenty for all!
And that big stunning bottle at your Holiday Feast? It’s surely more elegant than any Roast Beast!
Fine Wine and Goodwill are two worthy prizes… And in giving, we’ll find that our hearts grow three sizes!
With Fire Relief Aid, we’ll show that we stand, both heart to heart, and hand in hand.

New Release!
We are delighted to announce the much anticipated release of our 2014 House Creek Chardonnay, 2012 Patience Cabernet Sauvignon and 2012 Liquid Twitter Cabernet Sauvignon. You’re going to love them!

Wine gifting is fun and easy!
And we’ll make it extra convenient and super special by including a gift tag or handwritten letterpress note with your gift! You can order online or drop us a note with your requests or wishes.

Order by December 12th for Wine Gifting and Holiday Shipping!
Visit us online to view your allocation and holiday pricing including 50% off ground shipping for six or more bottles to a single destination!

Grateful!
We are ever grateful to CalFire, First Responders, Firefighters, Volunteers, Neighbors and everyone else who fought so hard to save our beautiful Northern California communities! And we are grateful to all our Mailing List customers for supporting our wine country communities and local economy now as we rebuild… Drink California wines! Cheers!

Drink it! Share it! Gift it!

Peace on earth.
Grable Vineyards

Letterpress Note and Gift Tags

 

California Wine Country Fires. Heroes.

Heroes.HEROES. We had to evacuate from the Tubbs Fire late Sunday night, October 8th, but we came home through the checkpoint each day. On Wednesday the 11th, we met CalFire Chief Kevin Ryan and mentioned to him that the Pocket Fire was spreading toward Alexander Valley (our evac locale) and that we were on notice for a second evacuation. Chief Ryan came with us to our place, assessed the risks and told us it would be ok for us to move back home. He told us our property was defensible, but also warned us that there was going to be a big fire show on Mount St. Helena in front of us that night as the winds were shifting. We quickly left and returned with our cats, then went down the road to find another CalFire team to let them know that we had officially moved back. We found CalFire Engine 4261 and these three heroes, Moua, Mike and Gabriel, who came down the driveway with us to see what they would be defending should the winds change direction sending fire or embers our way. They told us that their main concern was the wooded area along the creek and near the barn plus the fallen trees, limbs and branches that were down all around. They gave us advice about how to prepare and where to focus our clean-up efforts. We asked if we should sleep in shifts to keep an eye on the fires that were still raging on the hills surrounding us, but Moua encouraged us to get a good night’s sleep. He told us that it was their job to be watching over us and assured us that they would be doing just that. WOW. They left us with those comforting thoughts, and we got back to work. We couldn’t believe it when, 30 minutes later, these same three firefighters and incredible human beings rolled back down our driveway with extra chainsaws to help us chop up the fallen trees, limbs and branches so we could clear the debris away from the structures and make our home easier for them to defend. They stayed and worked with us -cutting and clearing- until the sun went down! Again, WOW. Heroes!

 

California Wine Country Fires. Evacuees.

Evacuees.EVACUEES. The Tubbs fire grew so quickly… Have you ever thought about what you’d take with you if you had to evacuate? We called family, friends and neighbors to make sure they were safe or on the road and packed up cats, computers, passports, wallets, phones…


Cats are not known to be expert travelers, but I must say that our furry evacuees were troopers in spite of being terrified by the winds and traumatized by the evacuation.


A special shout out to fellow fire evacuee and fabulous new friend Heather from The Toasted Stave whom we met along the way: Thank you for all the kindnesses and camaraderie!

 

California Wine Country Fires. Local Heroes.

Local Heroes.LOCAL HEROES. As we were evacuating on Sunday, 8 October, we reached the end of our driveway and wanted to turn left toward Healdsburg, but the trees in the road were too big for us to lift. We had to turn right toward the fire, moving other large trees out of the way as the wind continued to knock down branches and send them flying through the air. We circled back to the road behind us where we found a familiar face and beacon of hope: Augie Grube, a neighbor and one of our KV volunteer firefighters. Augie was out on the road, directing long lines of cars through a neighbor’s vineyard and back out onto the main highway. The windstorm continued relentlessly hurling debris while the firestorm raged on hills around us. The highway was littered with fallen trees and downed power lines with cables swinging. Bud Pochini (another neighbor and KV volunteer firefighter) along with a few others used chainsaws to cut a path through those fallen trees and downed power lines, creating a passable evacuation route toward Healdsburg.


Augie and Bud helped friends and neighbors evacuate to safety then returned to battle the firestorm and defend homes in our Knights Valley/Franz Valley communities. On Sunday night, while Augie and Bud were helping others, Augie’s family’s home burned. And on Monday morning as they continued to save neighbors’ homes, Bud’s family’s home burned. Their homes burned down while they were helping others. They risked so much and saved so many.
Our journey to safety was made possible by incredible neighbors, homegrown local heroes: Augie Grube and Bud Pochini. THANK YOU AUGIE and BUD.


A gofundme has been set up for each family. Let’s help our local heroes rebuild!

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gf.me/u/dstjy2 Pochini 

 

California Wine Country Fires. Evacuating.

Tubbs Fire. Evacuating.EVACUATING. On Sunday night, 8 October, a fierce and unrelenting windstorm tore through wine country knocking down trees, branches and power lines. Wind gusts of 65+ mph ripped off our roof tiles and sent them flying through the vineyard along with pool furniture, tree branches and debris. When our power went out at about 10pm, we decided to start packing up a few things… just in case. Soon after, the sky toward Calistoga lit up bright orange, and by 11:25pm we could see the flames licking up above the trees on the ridge behind us. At 11:59pm we made our way down our driveway through fallen and airborne detritus, looking back and wondering if we would ever see our home again.


Too close… but we were fortunate. We are ok. Grable Vineyards is ok. Our hearts go out to our friends and neighbors. So much has been lost by so many.

 

California Wine Country Fires. Evacuate.

Evacuate.EVACUATE. Sunday, 8 October. The Tubbs Fire started at 9:45pm near Calistoga, just three miles from us. Grable Vineyards is in Knights Valley, near the northern edge of the evacuation circle, just below Kellogg on the map. This was just the beginning of the Tubbs Fire.

 

Magnums and Wine Gifting!

What?! Magnums and Wine Gifting for the Holidays?!

 

Magnums make merry!
We’d love to deliver good cheer from our vineyard to your Holiday table! And we’ve got Magnums to make your celebrations big and festive!

Wine gifting is fun and easy!
And we’ll make it extra convenient and super special by including a gift tag or handwritten letterpress note with your gift! You can order online or drop us a note with your requests or wishes.

Order by December 12th!
Visit us online to view your allocation and holiday pricing including 50% off ground shipping for six or more bottles to a single destination!

Drink it! Share it! Gift it!

Peace on earth.
Grable Vineyards

 

Letterpress Note and Gift Tags

Movie Night, Magnums, Holiday Release!

Grable Vineyards Chardonnay in The Late Bloomer

Grable Vineyards Chardonnay in The Late Bloomer


November 2016

Fall is here. Winter is coming!

It’s time for Movie Night and a great bottle of wine!
Did you see our Chardonnay on the big screen with Johnny Simmons, Brittany Snow and Paul Wesley in The Late Bloomer? The movie won Best Comedy at the San Diego International Film Festival, and it’s now available on iTunes and Amazon Video. So pick up a bottle of Grable for a fun Movie Night at home!

It’s time to give thanks and make merry!
We’d love to deliver good cheer from our vineyards to your Holiday table! We have Magnums to make your gatherings extra festive… and a hand crafted, limited production Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

It’s time for our Holiday Wine Release!
Just in time for the Holidays, we are thrilled to release our 2013 House Creek Chardonnay and 2011 Patience Cabernet Sauvignon

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Only want to see you laughing in the Purple Rain…

 

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May 2016

We here at Grable Vineyards have long been avid Prince fans, admirers and devotees.

 

The Artist Prince was a true artist – a visionary, an innovator, a musical genius.

The Artist He was an icon, a symbol, a Sign o’ the Times.

The Artist He was larger than life – a creative force of energy, electricity, magnetism.

The Artist To see him perform was to feel alive, connected, a part of something legendary.

 

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Newts are on the move!

Newt on the move...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

California newt on the
move in Knights Valley

 

December 2015

The first rains have fallen, and the California newts are on the move. The holidays are rapidly approaching, so take a cue from the newts and get your move on too!

We’d love to deliver good cheer from our vineyards to your table, so run (don’t crawl!) to get your holiday wine before it’s too late. Order online or send us an email with your requests or wishes by December 14th.

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Holiday Release!

Grable Vineyards Double Rainbow

Holiday Release! Red carpet. Iconic Ice. Wine gifting.
November 2015

The bountiful harvest season has come to a colorful close, and this year’s wines are happily fermenting away. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time for our much anticipated Holiday wine release and a quick update on what we’ve been up to!

What a year it has been! From the red carpet at the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival to the iconic ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center, Grable Vineyards has been creating buzz everywhere…

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Wild pigs!

Wild Pigs!

A sounder of wild pigs and piglets passing through!